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Questions

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Kovu, 13 Dec 2007.

  1. Kovu

    Kovu Über Member

    Okay so I am once more bored and lurking CC as I do most of time. So a few questions, xmas related:

    1.) What nationality is father chrsitmas?

    2.) Why is red associated with xmas, because red is supposed to mean danger and anger, or is it just because of Coca Cola?

    Thank you for putting with me ;)
     
  2. 1) turkish?

    2) coca cola. think he was green clothed initially

    oh, who cares, it'll be over soon, thank goodness. 10 days to go until the solstice
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Kovu

    Kovu Über Member


    PAr Humbug!! A turkish santa hmmmm not too sure.
     
  4. well, he'd have been an Otterman back in those days. think the legend goes along the lines that a man was having to 'sell' his daughter off in marriage to get a dowry as he was so poor. Mr Claus (or whatever) was a rich man and one night he climbed onto the roof of the old man's house and dropped gold coins down the chimney to save the girl.
     
  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    No question mark needed! Nick the Turk is our man!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas#Life

    And that 10 days can't go quickly enough. ;)
     
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I was going to say greek but now I know he is Turkish I know thats wrong.
    Can anyone name all the raindeers?
     
  7. dancer, prancer, donda, blitzen....er... rudolph, er...vixen? forget the rest...
     
  8. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I always thought it was Donna and not Donda
     
  9. eric, dave, steve, sven and ingrid are the reindeer that people always forget.
     
  10. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    "Dasher, Dancer... Prancer... Nixon, Comet, Cupid... Donna Dixon."
     
  11. wasn't Nixon replaced by Ford?
     
  12. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    Dasher
    Dancer
    Prancer
    Vixen
    Comet
    Cupid
    Donner (originally Dunder, then Donder)
    Blitzen (originally Blixem, then Bliksem)


    The reindeer were first 'named' in a poem by Major Henry Livingston, Jr. (1748-1828) in 1807 called "Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas", which was later adapted into 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' by Clement Clarke Moore in 1823.

    Rudolf was not one of the original reindeer but came later from the song "Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer".
     
  13. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch, wasn't it?
     
  14. you're thinking of mary, mungo and midge.

    the latter went on to front Ultravox after Johnn Foxx left
     
  15. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Snopes has it as false that Coke invented the modern appearance of Santa. Ii surprised me as I thought it was as originally he wore green.